The Young Veins

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The Young Veins
The Young Veins performing at Jack Rabbits in Jacksonville, FL on March 27th, 2010.
Left to right: White, Walker, Murray, Ross, Soukal
Background information
Origin Topanga, California, U.S.
Genres Garage rock, psychedelic rock, indie rock
Years active 2009–2010[1]
Labels One Haven Music
Associated acts Panic! at the Disco, Phantom Planet, Black Gold, JJAMZ, Maroon 5, The Like, Rilo Kiley, Thee Oh Sees
Past members Ryan Ross
Jon Walker
Andy Soukal
Nick Murray
Nick White

The Young Veins was a rock band from Echo Park, California.[2] The band was composed of Ryan Ross and Jon Walker, two former members of the Las Vegas band Panic! at the Disco, along with bassist Andy Soukal, drummer Nick Murray and keyboardist Nick White.[3][4][5]


On July 6, 2009, Ryan Ross and Jon Walker left Panic! at the Disco, citing creative differences as the reason for their departure.[6] Soon afterwards, it was announced that their new project would be a retro-leaning rock band called The Young Veins. Their song "Change" debuted on the duo's Myspace page,[4] and their first album, Take a Vacation!, was announced. In late 2009 three additional members joined the band: Nick Murray on drums, Andy Soukal on bass and Nick White on keyboards. Three songs from Take a Vacation! were released as singles in April and May 2010, and the album itself was released in June 2010.

On December 10, 2010, guitarist Jon Walker announced via Twitter that the band is currently on hiatus: "The Young Veins has been on hiatus and will remain that way for the time being. Thanks for getting the album and coming to the shows."[1]

In 2014, drummer Nick Murray joined Thee Oh Sees, performing on their subsequent album, Mutilator Defeated At Last.


Studio albums

Year Album details Peak chart positions
2010 Take a Vacation!
  • First studio album
  • Release date: June 8, 2010
  • Label: One Haven Music
40 9
"—" denotes releases that did not chart


Take a Vacation!

  • "Change" (released April 5, 2010 on the band's website and available on iTunes since April 6)
  • "Take a Vacation!" (released May 18, 2010)[7]
  • "Everyone but You" (released May 28, 2010)

Band members


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  2. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'strict' not found.. (Print edition title: "Downshifting to a different beat: In Panic! at the Disco, Ryan Ross played arenas—and was unhappy. Now with Young Veins, it's tiny clubs—and he's delighted.")
  3. Panic! At the Disco, The Young Veins Debut New Tracks, Rolling Stone, July 28, 2009.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Exclusive: Former Panic! At The Disco Members Become The Young Veins, MTV, July 28, 2009.
  5. Ryan Ross and Jon Walker are The Young Veins, Stereokill, July 29, 2009.
  6. Division! At The Disco, Marcus Kernohan, Stereokill, July 6th, 2009.
  7. Next Single, Take a Vacation!, retrieved 2010-05-15.